Paul Dougherty

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Paul Dougherty is a former USPTO Patent Examiner and registered US patent agent. In 2009, Paul founded The Patent Box, recognizing the need for a tool designed to help practitioners navigate the nuances of US patent prosecution. Paul holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Systems Engineering, both from Boston University.

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Posts by Paul Dougherty


Patent Quality Metrics: Finding Reliable Metrics Linked to Patent Value

We need to ask ourselves: what are the defining features of a “filler patent”? At least two things stand out. First, “filler patents” go through more rounds …